Texas lawmakers reach compromise on school mask mandates, plan to allow parents to "opt out"
Eli Kirshbaum | Aug 31, 2021 | Texas
Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Cecile Erwin Young today announced key appointments to HHSC's leadership team who will help guide the agency's regulatory oversight of licensed facilities, manage the state’s 10 psychiatric hospitals and 13 state supported living centers, and provide strategic direction for policy and rule development.
Moments ago, the Office of the Governor confirmed that Greg Abbott has tested positive for COVID-19. "Governor Abbott is receiving Regeneron's monoclonal antibody treatment. Governor Abbott is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in good health, and currently experiencing no symptoms." The Office did not comment on the Governor having attended a
As COVID-19 hospitalizations increase at their fastest rate ever and facilities confront severe capacity strains, Texas hospitals are implementing measures to fight the impacts of the recent Delta variant-fueled wave of COVID-19 cases. Total hospitalizations in the state increased from 1,500 in June to over 10,000 in August so far.
With a recent study illuminating many Texas hospitals’ noncompliance with federal price transparency laws, as well as a new state transparency law about to take effect, noncompliant hospitals could soon face both federal and state-level monetary penalties. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’s final rule on hospital price
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has arranged for the deployment of more than 2,500 medical personnel to help hospitals care for the increasing number of COVID-19 patients across Texas. This operation follows the Governor's directive earlier this week that DSHS utilize staffing agencies to
It’s an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the disease than are optimistic. That’s the first time since January that more folks are worried than hopeful. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are